April 14, 2015

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is here!

Posted by Mike Resseler

A couple of months ago, we announced a new solution called Veeam® Endpoint Backup FREE™. In December, we released the beta version of this software to the world. The interest in this beta software was overwhelming and we had a huge amount of testers, with more than 22,000 registered users and almost 20,000 downloads of our beta.

Today, we are proud to announce the GA (general availability) of Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE!

The solution

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is a standalone solution that helps you protect Windows endpoints. It is a data-protection and disaster-recovery solution for physical machines (endpoints). Protecting an entire endpoint, protecting specific volumes or individual folders are all possibilities with Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. As always, though, while protecting your data may be one thing, it’s the restore and the restore possibilities that matter!

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE supports Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later, and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later (up to Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2).

And the best part? It is completely free!

April 28, 2015

Veeam Availability Suite Update 2: vSphere 6 Support, Endpoint and More!

Posted by Rick Vanover

Today is a key milestone for Veeam Availability Suite v8 (a combination of Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE) as Update 2 is now generally available. Both products have been updated, and in this blog I’ll showcase what you need to know about the most important features: FULL vSphere 6 Support, Veeam ONE updates and Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE Support.

Veeam FULLY supports vSphere 6!

When I last wrote how vSphere 6 Support is coming soon, we wanted to proactively communicate that support was coming. Since then, our QC has been busy performing our standard extended stress testing of the release candidate builds against vSphere 6 RTM code – and today we are finally making the Update 2 generally available.

As ...

April 21, 2015

A0 poster – 47 restore scenarios from Veeam Backup & Replication v8

Posted by Andrew Zhelezko

Did you have a chance to print and hang either of our free Veeam posters? If not, you can still get both of these useful posters here: Veeam Backup & Replication v7 for Hyper-V and Veeam Backup & Replication v8 for VMware. Today, we have another poster for you called: 47 restore scenarios from Veeam Backup & Replication v8.

From the very beginning, Veeam Backup & Replication has been consistently popular because of its highly successful recovery procedures. Here at Veeam, we have a saying that, at the end of the day, backup is worthless if you can’t restore your data on demand.

Along with the development of new product versions, Veeam realized that users want to manage recovery in ...

April 16, 2015

VeeamON 2015 Call for Presentations now open!

Posted by Rick Vanover

In just over 6 short months, we will be hosting VeeamON 2015, in Las Vegas! If you attended VeeamON 2014, you know this is THE event dedicated to data center Availability. If you weren’t able to join us last year, know that VeeamON has already made quite an impact industry-wide – in a good way! We have more than doubled the amount of technical programs and training for 2015, so NOW is the time join the VeeamON community and participate.

Without further ado, we are pleased to announce that our Call for Presentations (CFP) is now open and live on the VeeamON website! Mark your calendars - The CFP is open now will be closed by July 13, 2015, ...

April 2, 2015

Veeam Backup & Replication now in the vCloud Air Marketplace!

Posted by Rick Vanover

If you have been following Veeam over the years, you know that we move at Veeam Speed! It is one of our core values and applies to the technologies in which we work with as well as the spirit of Veeam employees. One of the key and most strategic technologies from VMware is vCloud Air, and we are happy to announce that Veeam Backup & Replication is now listed in the vCloud Air Marketplace. Additionally, Veeam Backup & Replication is designated as VMware Ready for vCloud Air. Let’s explain what this is and what it means to Veeam partners. vCloud Air is a versatile cloud platform; so it’s very important to know what you can do with this ...

March 30, 2015

Today is World Availability Day – Because Backup is No Longer Enough!

Posted by Rick Vanover

World Availability Day? What the heck is this? We've been touting Availability for the Modern Data Center for a while and stake the claim that March 30 is World Availability Day. Last year we blogged about wishing the world a Happy World Backup Day on March 31, and don’t be caught on the wrong side of an April Fools’ Joke the next day! Availability is one better than just having backups. Sure, backups aren't going away and are an essential part of the Modern Data Center; but the main benefit of the full strategy is availability.

The question then becomes, “How does one achieve higher levels of availability?” The good news is we can help, including a number of ...

March 26, 2015

What does the future of Microsoft Azure VM backup hold?

Posted by Anton Gostev

Today, Microsoft announced a whole slew of enhancements to Microsoft Azure IaaS backup capabilities. While the announcement is focused on native backups (Azure to Azure), there is one adjacent development that really makes me excited: the new feature called Snapshot Extension. This is designed to allow Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) image-level access into the Azure VM backup snapshot data, which in turn opens up pretty much endless capabilities, including backup of Azure VMs back to your on-premises environment. And I am particularly excited for this, because the functionality looks to be implemented in the exact same way that I’ve been asking Microsoft Azure data protection folks to ...

March 23, 2015

Top 4 Reasons Channel Partners Partner with Veeam

Posted by Chris Moore

The Veeam ProPartner Program affirms our commitment to our partners and helping them to expand their reach in the market. We do this by providing access to the tools and resources necessary to differentiate their business so they may become more profitable. It’s our goal to help our partners maximize profit, increase revenue, and expand their virtualization business by selling industry-leading solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™.

Veeam is a 100 percent channel company. Our entire ProPartner Program, including program offerings, training and education, sales resources and support, and marketing programs, are built around 4 guiding principles. These principles, Veeam’s Guiding Partner Principles, are at the core of every decision we make. We believe these principles are also ...

March 18, 2015

VMware vSphere 6 support coming soon

Posted by Rick Vanover

Hey everyone, we've had a lot of questions coming from all directions about vSphere 6 and you likely heard that vSphere 6 is out! A big congratulations to VMware for the release, and we are excited for the new features now available.

However, we are starting to see a number of support cases from customers who have upgraded to VMware vSphere 6. We would like to remind you that according to the official system requirements, generally available (GA) versions of our products DO NOT support vSphere 6. Please, DO NOT upgrade to vSphere 6 until updates to our products that include vSphere 6 support are available.

The current status of our vSphere 6 support efforts is as follows. The vSphere 6 RTM build was made generally ...

February 26, 2015

Happy 7th Birthday Veeam Backup & Replication!

Posted by Rick Vanover

Did you know that on Thursday February 26, Veeam Backup & Replication turns 7 years old! It was first previewed publically during VMworld Europe in 2008. Doesn’t that seem like so long ago? Veeam Backup & Replication was announced on February 26, 2008 and then generally available on March 3, 2008. We are now on v8 and 2015 will have some BIG THINGS coming, so get ready!

Back in 2008. Instant file-level recovery works like magic!

Let’s take a look at what between then and now. While myself, this is my fifth year at Veeam; some people have been here since the beginning. Give a look to this YouTube video taken at the Veeam stand in Cannes from ...